Tea Party Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced the Fourth Amendment Protection Act, which requires specific warrants granted through FISA courts to gain access to electronic communications. further in.... The senator noted that emails, text messages, and other electronic communications receive less protection than a phone call or snail mail. His amendment, he said, would simply bring modern forms of communication and the Fourth Amendment into sync. and finally..... But Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) argued that supporting any of the amendments would give the upper hand to terrorists. If the bill was amended, she noted, it would have to go back to the House which doesnt return until Sunday night for reconsideration, forcing authorized surveillance to halt after the Dec. 31 FISA expiration. There is a view of some that this country no longer needs to fear attacks, Feinstein said. I dont share that view. PJ Media » No Luck for Senators Trying to Rein in FISA Powers Diane has been a busy little beaver (no pun intended) We need to rein this thing in....we have no privacy left all.